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La Luz Trail

2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-346-2650
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Once you've hiked it, you'll never think of Sandia Crest as a boring hump again. That's what it... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
JaimeMexico
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Santa Fe New Mexico
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Excellent hike to the summit. Bring lots of water & energy bars best for experienced hikers or... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
G7516ZProbertg
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Acoma, United States
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2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
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+1 505-346-2650

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Once you've hiked it, you'll never think of Sandia Crest as a boring hump again. That's what it looks like from Santa Fe and I-25. Hike along the crest and see many rock formations as well as the city far below. Look for El Cabezon...More

Thank JaimeMexico
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Excellent hike to the summit. Bring lots of water & energy bars best for experienced hikers or runners. Best times are early morning or early evening not at night. Give yourself plenty of time 4 to 5 hrs. I live fifty miles from here I...More

Thank G7516ZProbertg
Reviewed 18 June 2017

If you are going to hike this awesome trail, plan to carry some water (no matter the time of year), wear sturdy hiking boots (hiking sandals may not be enough), and bring some protein to snack on. Plan for the entire day, up and back,...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This a must do for hikers! This is about an 8-mile hike to the top. You can ride the tram down or go for it and hike back down. I've down up/down same day and up/tram-down. If the base temp is going to be more...More

3  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were looking for a good hiking trail while in Albuquerque. This 8-9 mile trail one way is worth it. Just give yourself enough time before sunset. My friend and I arrived there in the late afternoon. We had just reached the...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I've hiked this trail a number of times over the past 20 years. It starts out switch backing up dry mountainsides with little shade, so it pays to start early before the sun comes over the mountain, especially in summer. Once you get to the...More

1  Thank CECILE J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If summer, start early. West facing slopes you can beat the sun going up. Nice gradual climb exposing beautiful vistas all the way up. It takes 3-4 hours, depending on your pace. Bring plenty of water & some snacks like dried fruit. Enjoy a beer...More

Thank VKdiner
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Nice hike, about eight miles down from top to the downstation car park. We take tram up and walk down. Amazing views, not very hard. Go and enjoy.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 16 May 2017

La Luz is a treasure. A challenging 7.8 mile hike to the top of the Sandias. Stunning views, varied ecologies, and a Tram to take you back! Start early in the morning, bring lots of water and snacks, and take time to enjoy everything this...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I lived in ABQ for years and never hiked this trail. I can't believe I missed such a great experience! Returning as a "tourist" we hiked part of the trail with friends. A winter storm in April dropped a bunch of snow, so we couldn't...More

Thank Tracey B
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Mark M
23 September 2017|
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Response from VKdiner | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 choices. You can start at the tram and take a trail 2 miles that connects to the LaLuz then head up from there. Or, you can go to the formal trailhead which is off tramway. Going north on tramway, go past the... More
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Fredotty
23 August 2017|
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Response from VKdiner | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry for the delayed response, I obviously don't do a good job of monitoring this. If you are still contemplating this hike, here are my thoughts. My wife & I always hike up, I've never done going down. It is... More
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